Tags: Religion & Belief
Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Most Brits under 65 think religion does more harm than good, with no evidence linking this to religious intolerance. Just 23% say religion defines them personally.
Posted: Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Only 6% of adults in Britain are practising Christians and very few of them decided to become Christians during adulthood, a survey has found.
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The National Secular Society has called for "a serious debate about religion's place in our society" after a study found the proportion of non-religious Britons had reached record levels.
Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The National Secular Society has joined Amnesty International in condemning the Chinese government's crackdown on religious freedom.
Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017
An NHS worker who was disciplined for using her position to evangelise will not be allowed to appeal against a decision that she did not face discrimination.
Posted: Thu, 06 Jul 2017
More British people are becoming non-religious, according to the National Secular Society's initial analysis of the latest British Social Attitudes survey.
Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017
The National Secular Society has reiterated the need to defend all victims of religious persecution after a government minister said the UK would focus "in particular" on Christian communities under threat.
Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017
A secularist report produced by academics and campaigners has urged the Government to reject calls for more religious privilege.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017
A ComRes poll has found that a plurality of 18 to 24 year olds believe Britain is a country "without a specific religious identity."
Posted: Mon, 26 Dec 2016
The time has come to separate church and state in order to ensure equality and fairness for believers and non-believers alike, says a major new report launched by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Tue, 04 Oct 2016
The 2015 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey has found Scots to be increasingly accepting of ethnic and religious diversity, though many still have particular concerns about Islam.
Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2016
A UN committee has urged the UK to repeal laws requiring the provision of 'broadly Christian' worship in UK schools. It also called for pupils to be given the independent right of withdrawal from any religious worship held in schools.
Posted: Tue, 10 May 2016
The National Secular Society has welcomed comments from Trevor Phillips calling for the "active integration" of religious minorities but warned that this cannot be done without tackling faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2016
The NSS has stressed the need for a new secular settlement after a YouGov survey found that 46% of UK adults consider themselves to have "no religion", compared to just 42% who say they are Christian.
Woolf Commission’s multifaithism 'completely at odds with the religious indifference that permeates British society'
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2015
The National Secular Society has criticised a new report on the role of religion and belief in public life for calling for a multi-faith approach "completely at odds with the religious indifference that permeates British society."
Poll: widespread indifference to Christian beliefs, but Christians feel comfortable discussing their faith
Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2015
Research commissioned by the Church of England ahead of their General Synod has again found widespread public disinterest in religion, and a lack of belief in Christianity's key teachings.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2015
Honorary associates of the NSS have spoken out over the persecution of secularists, non-believers and religious minorities in a House of Lords debate.
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2015
More practising Christians in the UK identified secularism as a "social and political issue" than poverty, in a new poll by ComRes.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2015
The NSS has criticised Tony Blair's proposals ahead of his appointment as chair of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) as "ill thought out and counter-productive".
New research: 49% have no religion, Anglican Church collapse continues, Islam increases ten-fold since 1983
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2015
New findings by the National Centre for Social Research have confirmed the long-term collapse in affiliation with the Church of England and the huge increase in non-belief.